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CBS
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> a fast moving wildfire has reached yosemite national park. the "rim" fire has burned more than 100,000 acres. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. we are going to the firelines in a moment. first breaking news at this hour out of texas. within the past 90 minutes a military jury kicked ma dal hasan in the fort hood shooting. he faces the death penalty for the 2009 attack that killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others. nadal hasan was convicted. >>> firefighters from the san francisco fire department are on the way to the "rim" fire. five strike teams with 20 crewmembers plus a battalion chief left this morning to help battle the fire burning near yosemite national forest. now, that fire is the largest of the 50 wildfires currently active in the western states and since this morning, the flames have reached the park. cbs reporter teresa garcia joins us live on the front lines with the very latest. teresa. >> reporter: frank, began. yes, indeed, the fire has pushed into the borders of yosemite national park. we are at pine mountain lake
KOFY
Aug 22, 2013 9:00pm PDT
>> here's what it looks like on the ground outside yosemite tonight. ancient sequoia in flames and fire truck rushing to the front-line through valleys of fire. >> i think we still need to good faster. >> i agree wuchlt you heard about the tankers? >> packed there but we are trying to figure out if we can come back. >> good evening everyone. i'm in for dan ashley. governor brown today declared a local state of emergency because of the rim fire. short time ago cal fire told us the fair has grown another 10,000 acres. now at 63,000 acres. more than twice the size of san francisco. national inner agency fire center says fourth largest and fast growing wildfire in the country right now. firefighters lose more ground and one percent contained. highway 120 the maniac says to yosemite from the bay area is closed. tim daly starts us off. >> popular strategy for fire crews set back fire move towards the main fire. the main part of the rim fire once again over powers. subpoena highway 120 just 5 miles from yosemite national park rim fair tips hopping the highway with little trouble. helicopt
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
>>> hundreds of homes are evacuated as a wild fire near yosemite national park surges. just one of dozens of wildfires burning out of control in the west. >>> the crisis in syria gets deeper by the day. more than a million children are refugees of the 2 1/2 year civil war and now a leading political voice says the u.s. may not be able to trust the opposition to >> what would it look like if they prevailed and assad went? i don't know. >>> and suspended baseball star ryan braun issues a wide ranging apology for using performance enhancing drugs but leaves several questions about his enhancing drugs but leaves several questions about his doping left unanswered. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, august 23rd, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, california governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency after a wild fire burning just outside yosemite national park nearly quadrupled in size. it is one of 55 major wildfires burning in ten western states. the fire near yosemite called the rim fire exploded yester
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
contain the rim fire. it has shut down highway 120, the main gateway into yosemite national park and it continues to spread through the stanislaus national forest, burning not far from the town of groveland and yosemite national forest. ken wayne joins us now live. he has been going all with fire crews every day. >> reporter: julie and frank, we were stranded here for several hours this afternoon, because the only road leading to this fire camp was blocked by flames. in fact, if you look behind me, you can see a lot of smoke over those trees. the fire is still burning just a few hundred yards from this command post. if there was any doubt about how unpredictable wildfire can be, that was erased this afternoon, when flames almost swept through this command post. fire personnel scrambled as claims moved within a few yards of the fire command center. these workers were told to grab their protective gear and get ready to use it. >> it's a fire shelter? >> yes. >> reporter: fire crews were able to set back fires to keep flames out of the camp. there are 16,228 acres now burned. nine struc
WETA
Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
california, tonight an out-of-control wildfire the size of denver now raging insidef yosemite. a freak hailstorm and now the threat of flash floods. a wild weekend ahead for millions. >>> judgment day for the army major accused of a massacre at ft. hood. the deadliest massacre on a military base in u.s. history. >>> and what would you do if suddenly you had the time to do all of the things you really want? "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, brian is off tonight. i'm lester holt. >>> there's word tonight the pentagon is drawing up military options to respond to this week's atrocities in syria, as the white house is under increasing pressure to act. the horrible images of lifeless civilians as what the rebels say were killed by chemical weapons. as the u.s. officials are trying to confirm the nature of the attack nbc news has spoken to one of the doctors on the ground treating the victims. he says the world is ignoring them. let's get to chuck todd. is america about to get involved i
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>>> thousands of homes threatened and camps evacuated as a wildfire near yosemite grows more than 6,000 acres overnight. >>> preparing for the closure of the bay bridge one week away. >>> a man shot after an attempted car burglary. why police are questioning a security guard. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. the wildfire near yosemite is burning out of control in the stanislaus national forest and has grown significantly overnight and is still threatening thousands of homes. we begin with ken wayne at the command post who just spoke to fire officials. >> reporter: we're at the command post where the firefighting effort is being coordinated. it's like a small city. dozens of vehicles, all kinds of support equipment. what you can't see on camera are tiny flakes falling from the sky. there are ashes, it's like small snowflakes falling from the fire burning all around this camp. here are the latest numbers -- the fire has burned 16,228 acres. it's just 5% contained. there are two c-130s fighting this fire and helicopters and other tankers trying to put this fire out. 858 firefig
KOFY
Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm PDT
>>> a san francisco state of emergency over the rim near near yosemite what. 84 square miles of flames and smoke are sending there. >> a two week sweep of homeless sex owe grerndz. >> and a fight to save one of the state's biggest community college will be waged in the court. >> abc 7 news i team looked into the death of a hily regarded member of the san francisco police brass. >> in fire is so large that is what we're seeing now. >> huge flames roaring outside of yosemite tonight. firefighters have been unable to tame them. >> this is a terrifying fire. the governor declared a local state of emergency because of the rim fire. so did the city which operates a camp and gets water and power from the hetch hetchy reservoir there. the fire is sprou shaeding up and down the canyon. and toured the community of pine mountain lake. highway 120 into yosemite is still closed. >> the winds have picked up had afternoon. but today, the day began with a red flag warning lifted enabling firefighters to makeup ground lost after the fire tripled in acreage. this fire exploded out of control when
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
fire danger. live near martinez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a massive wildfire near yosemite national park has more than doubled in size and it's getting bigger every hour. it's forced the closure of highway 120 which is the main route linking the bay area to yosemite. >> this fire burned more than 10,000 acres. and that's obviously making it a tough fire for firefighters. we will show you, we just got it in. it shows how powerful the flames are. you could see where the flames skipped across the road. people in cars are trying to scramble out. so far the rim wildfire, as it's called has burned more than two homes and threatening hundreds of others. >> 800 personnel. about eight helicopters. a number of air tankers ordered that were diverted to new fires, which hampered the operations. >> and the fire is not affecting yosemite national park itself. many tourists trying to get there are turning around and going back home. 200 seniors left san francisco's camp maydard yesterday. the vacationers also left the family camp. camp tawanga, a children's summer camp near yosemite, is now closed
FOX
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
they may be connected to the robberies last week. >>> wildfire continues to inch closer to yosemite. we'll have live coverage from the fire lines. >>> live in hayward, where firefighters snuffed out a house fire. why they couldn't use water when they first arrived? >>> presidentobama hits the road. why he wants to make college more affordable. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> and good morning. here's a live look on what's inside what's left a large marijuana grower operation, emergency that led to the discovery. that's coming up in a couple of minutes. i'm troy campbell. >> and let's check weather and traffic. steve is right over there. and back to school, wake up. and 59, go 67. and 72 degrees for hayward, starts back to school today. weather pressure is moving. it's moving out of the area, not before we picked up the coverage on the fog. we cooled down yesterday. there's cooler day aloft. and i don't think it's stuck. decent sea breeze, west wind, there goes our low. it will wrap around, possibility of showers in mendocino and lake county. it's kind of cool and breezy for a few.
KRON
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
weekend, the yosemite fire has spread quickly and in just a few days this out of control blaze has become one of the largest wildfires in the country. kron 4's charles clifford is live for with details on how this fire has grown. >> behind me here is an google look at the yosemite park appeared in line >> on monday 10,000 a. had burned. >> on tuesday this is how the fire load and its spread to about 16,000 a.. >> and on wednesday this is how the fire look today it has burned almost 83,000 a.. >> nasa has a scene hundreds of hot spot. >> the fire may be getting into yosemite national park if it is already in the park. live >> there are still in evacuations in place in some areas. >> as of this morning the fire had grown to almost 55=thousand acres. that's up from less than 5=thousand acres on tuesday morning. to give you an idea of the size of the fire, 55=thousand acres equals about 85 square miles. san francisco, by comparison is about 47 square miles. so you could almost fit two san franciscos into the fire still expanding tonight in the stanislaus national forest. happening now.
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
at yosemite. >> breaking news, the stunning numbers on syria, how many people might have been attacked with chemical weapons and what the fbi director is telling abc news about americans in syria. are they a new threat to our homeland. >>> text messages, the teenager abducted and rescued from the woods revealing what was in those messages and letters she exchanged with her kidnapper. >>> and vanished. watch these trees tonight disappear before our eyes. the massive sink hole caught on tape in one american community, what caused it, and this evening where it could happen next. >> good evening. diane is off on this thursday night. we do begin with an american treasure threatened by that fierce and growing wildfire tonight. yosemite national park and that fire inching closer by the minute. this is the scene on the ground this evening. the ancient sequoias, fire trucks rushing through valleys of fire. and just listen tonight. the sound of that wildfire raging out of control, hundreds of firefighters now deployed. new evacuations under way. that fire one of at least 50 burning in t
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
fight them. while in california tonight there are new evacuations near yosemite national park as a huge fire there closes in. nbc's miguel almaguer has made his way near yosemite. he starts united states off with late-breaking details. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. 84 square miles. that's what's been lost here because conditions in this forest are so dry the growth potential for this fire is extreme, and it couldn't come at a worse time. near yosemite national park, 1,300 firefighters are on their heels, face to face with a firestorm. the rim fire raging out of control, tripling in size overnight. with two homes lost so far, 2,500 structures are threatened. thousands have fled their homes, and summer camps forced children r children to leave too. don matter isn't ready to go. he watches flames close in as his family of seven anxiously waits. >> it is what it is. we live where we live because we enjoy it. but there's also risk. >> ready, drop. >> reporter: ripping across forest land, smoke and flames are headed east. we're just 15 miles away from yosemite national park. nbc ne
NBC
Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >>> students get 15 minutes to get away from a fire in yosemite. >>> we begin with a fire that's t trying up traffic. this is highway 4, west of martinez. the flames forced crews to shut down all eastbound lanes earlier. but as of right now, all but one of those lanes are now back open. highway 4, west of martinez. fire danger remains high here in the bay area, with more lightning strikes possible. let's bring in our chief meteorologist from our weather center with the details. >> we're tracking most of that lightning right now across the sierra and what we're going to see is potentially the threat of more of this lightning moving our way as we head throughout the next 24 hours. the storm system is positioned just offshore. as that kicks off to the north, it's going to bring up more of the humidity and that's why that red flag fire warning will stay in effect for tomorrow. here's the thing. already 114% increase in the acres burned this year, when you compare it to this time last year. 92,000 acres so far has burned in california. roughly equal to 70,769 football fields. yes, it's very dr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 2:00am EDT
fire at yosemite in california has tripled in size. san diego's mayor may resign today after reportedly cutting a deal with the city over sexual harassment allegations. 17 women have come forward accusing filner of behaving badly. now some businesses are coming under scrutiny with how they treat their interns. [♪ music ] >> growing international outrage over the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria now reports not only were hundreds of people killed, but a number of emergency responders who treated the victims also died. the suspected attack happened in a suburb of damascus. here's what we know right now. president obama is directing the u.s. intelligence community to quickly gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the u.s. state department said despite syrian claims the state department does not have the means of chemical warfare, syrian government is denying the charge. >> reporter: images of syrian civilians dead and wounded from alleged chemical attacks are bringing new call for military intervention. in france the foreign minister said the in
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
the fire from yosemite. that fire has already burned more than 63,000 acres. now firefighters say they are losing ground. claudine wong joins us. >> reporter: over night has been a critical time for these crews. crews have been out all night trying to get ahead of this fire. when cal fire lost talked their crew they were hoping for containment overnight because the fire lays down over night. we should get an update to see if they were able to make fres i want to you you -- the so- called rim fire has tripled in size in the past few days. it's burned more than $63,000 acres. containment has slipped from 5% to 1%. the fire has destroyed two homes and threatening 2500 others. >> it is what it is. yeah. >> are you prepared your home might be gone when you go back? >> yes. >> reporter: in all the rim fire covers more than 98 square miles. making it one of the biggest fires ever. governor brown has officially declared a state of emergency. highway 120 is still shut down. yosemite national park does remain open. that is the very latest. we will keep an eye on things. live in the newsroom
FOX
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
continuing coverage of the huge wildfire raging out of control near yosemite national park. this morning, hundreds of firefighters are battling the rim fire. it's burned now burned more than 6,000 acres in sierra national foothills. at one point, the big flames came dangerously close to the fire command post. ktvu news crew took some dramatic video of the very dangerous situation. >> we have a lot of crews working here. we're trying to put the best plan forward. >> it's a dicey situation right now. >> the fire is dynamic. we have to be ready to go. >> crews set backfires that kept the flames from moving to the command post. the fire has destroyed at least two homes and threatening thousands of others and it's moving closer and closer to yosemite national park. at last check, the fire is just 10 miles an hour. >>> meanwhile, the california's coastal redwood trees are usually resistant to wildfires but not any more. the reason why the iconic trees are at risk. >>> warnings in oakland about two men posing as pg&e workers who robbed two elderly men. the police say the fake workers to
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> i'm jon kelley. happening right now, a wildfire on the outskirts of yosemite still burning out of control this morning with about '202500 buildings now threatened by those flames. we the tell you the fire has grown to 25 square miles and has now forced the state to shut down route 120 going into the park. this morning lower bay area firefighters are being called in to help battle these flames. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san mateo county which has already sent crews down to help fight the wildfire. christie, this is just one bay area agency sending firefighters out to help out at yosemite. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. i wish i had better news for you. but the rim fire has jumped a containment line and seems to be growing in nearly every direction. as you said, bay area firefighters are helping out. alameda county sent about 22 firefighters from throughout the county. also san mateo county office of emergency services, their fire department sent out crews, and also within the last hour the berkeley firehxñ department say they sent one team to the rim f
KRON
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
overnight and is now posing a threat to yosemite national park. more on how this could affect us locally. final touches are being put on the bay bridge as workers prepare to open the new span. but a different closure could have commuters slowing down this weekend. more on the work at the toll plaza. here is a live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. we're also keeping an eye on your bay area weather and traffic as we head into the weekend. good morning everyone, i'm james fletcher. a wildfire outside yosemite national park has nearly quadrupled in size. so far it has burned more than 53-thousand acres. officers have been going door-to-door, warning residents in the gated community of pine mountain lake to evacuate their homes. but the evacuations are not mandatory. fire officials say the blaze, which started saturday, is only 1 percent contained. heavy smoke from the fire has triggered an air quality alert in reno and surrounding areas more than 150 miles away. yosemite remains open. continuing our team coverage. san francisco officials have also issued an emergenc
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. more than is 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas. an accusation strongly denied by the government. the french government demanding some sort of action. >> translator: if proven, our position in france is that there needs to be a reaction. a
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT
control near yosemite spread into the park and threatening more homes. the fire nearly doubled in size since this time yesterday, roughly the size of san jos yai. 4500 homes are in danger. 16 structures have been destroyed since the fire started last saturday. the governor declared a state of emergency to help pay for evacuations and shelters despite efforts of 2000 firefighters it's only 2% contained. big problem they're having a hard time navigating this steep terrain it means air support will be the key to suping -- helping contain the fire this, is video from wednesday, they helped drop water using a black hawk helicopter. >> san ran is among the city being asked to help fight the fire. firefighters geared up for the trip. >> members are what we call volunteers each year they sign up to take training. they all have -- they have gear and go through training and these members are all within the city and county of san francisco, city fire department have volunteered to go on the rigs to assist. >> five rigs are heading to yosemite. 20 personnel will be deployed between five to 10 days
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm EDT
yosemite national park has more than tripled in size. yosemite spans three counties in the eastern part of california. the fire encroaching it now, 95 square miles and is only 2% contained. that's down from 5% yesterday. melissa chan joining us from through the bureaucratic red tape and second resources faster. the firefighters need all the help they can get. >> it's not burning into yosemite national park yet, but it is moving towards the east towards the park. yosemite is an iconic national park, so there is a lot of interest in whether or not it will be impacted by the park. >> for now yosemite remains open, but only a small part of the fire has been contained. this is a remote and mountainous part of california, and one of many wildfires happening simultaneously across the western united states. this week the federal government announced a pl5 situation, the highest on the scale, something not seen since 2008. it means resources are stretched. teams move from fire to fire, hopscotching across states. despite the size of this fire, there has been minimal loss to property so far. a few b
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
and toured the community of pine mountain lake. highway 120 into yosemite is still closed. >> the winds have picked up had afternoon. but today, the day began with a red flag warning lifted enabling firefighters to makeup ground lost after the fire tripled in acreage. this fire exploded out of control when just the wind banned the flames. >> this is a very complex fire. just unique fire behavior. >> but at tack continues to play a key role pounding the fire with retardant and water one of the main ways to fight the fire because much is not accessible. folks the camp which serves special needs kids thought the facility was a fire with a wall of fire but they believe it's standing because of the strategy from above. >> you can see the drop of 13,000,000 gallons of retardant. >> dry brush is providing fueye7 and crews can't seem to work fast enough to gain progress. >> i think they're going need to go faster. >> i agree with you. >> the evacuation as ply to pine mountain lake. many left, others are waiting until it gets worse but are ready to evacuate. >> just wanted to get pets out
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
of yosemite. new details about schools shut down because of the smoke and a popular music festival canceled because of the flames. >>> there's an alert and warning for women not to be walking alone in santa clara. we have a look at the sketch of a suspect wanted in the city's third sexual assault case for the summer. >>> a bay area hospital sued for being understaffed. we'll tell you how one patient said his fall would have been prevented with more nurses on duty. >> a getaway friday. we're starting the day with flight delays out of sfo. temperatures are comfortable. i'll break it down if your full forecast. >> i found the backup. it's not easy to make out on the shot. it's easy to see the huge backup out of the caldecott toward the bay bridge. we'll sort out alternates for us. >> we know you're on that for us. we give you a live look from the distance. we see the sparkling bay bridge across san francisco. you can see traffic on the upper deck motivating across the top on friday, august 23rd, this is "today in the bay." >> i'm feeling motivated myself. it's friday. good morning and
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >>> huge wildfire in the outskirts of yosemite national park is getting bigger by the hour. it's more than double in size. it's burning east of groveland and highway 120 has shut down. that's the main route linking the bay area to yosemite. last night, ktvu group took this dramatic video. they say the flames has burned 15 square miles. there's zero containment. at least two homes have been destroyed. 2500 more are threatened. >> the main fork of the river, clabe river, shortage of resources with the fires in california. >> it's not affecting the yosemite national park. a lot of tourists getting to the popular park, they are turning around and going back home. >>> how state crews are battling the fire. why some people feel california's current methods of firefighting may be outdated? >>> in the ktvu news website, we have dramatic videos of the huge fire near yosemite. go to ktvu.com. >>> it has new concerns whether pga has natural record on the natural gas pipelines. two judges say pga used inaccurate document toss declare major transmission lines in san carlos. when pga discovere
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
and traffic is friday lite. a raging wildfire near yosemite has destroyed 63,000 acres, twice the size of san francisco, the rim fire is only 1 percent contained in the national forest and burning out-of-control since saturday and the governor has declared a state of emergency. campers and residents are ordered to leave areas near the fire. we have continuing coverage for the rim wildfire and the impact on yosemite. we will check with katie marzullo at 630 with an update and at 7:00, we will be on the fire lines for "good morning america" with coverage after the abc7 news. >> in the south bay women are warned to be extra cautious after an attack near santa clara university. matt chemicaller is in santa clara with what we navy the attacker. matt? >> police say the woman was walking near here at santa clara university and the man grabbed her from behind, pushed her in the bushes and attacked her after midnight yesterday morning a block away from the hut, a popular bar with santa clara university students. summer school classes are taking place but police will not confirm if the vict
CNN
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm EDT
spread into yosemite. it blew up overnight to cover a mind-boggling 100,000 acres. let's go right to nick james of sacramento affiliate kovr. so nick, any mandatory evacuations under way in the park? >> reporter: well, breanna, we haven't heard of anything involving yosemite at this point. there are some homes to the west of the fire that have been evacuated at this point, about 300 homes, 2500 more homes under an evacuation advisory. but to that number is expected to grow here as flames continue to spread. behind us you can see some of the aftermath of the rim fire, but of course quite unfortunately the flames are still spreading at this hour for the second straight night. it really blew up in the overnight hours, as you said over 100,000 aches now, containment just at 2% as the fire is growing aggressively pretty much in every direction. new this morning we've learned it has crossed into yosemite national park. but also burning strongly to the west where there is a small community by the name of pine mountain lake. and so there are some homes that have been evacuated there as yeste
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> scary. >>> another day of people being forced from their homes in yosemite as the rim fire continues to spread out of control. we have the latest on the conditions now. >>> three attacks in one month. we'll have the latest on a sexual assault that has police questioning if there is a connection. >>> remembering the dream. as we approach the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, junior's historic speech, a bay area woman recalls what it was like to see it firsthand. >>> a live look over san francisco. you can see the bay bridge there dancing in the early morning dawn. lolt lots of lights to get you going on this friday, august 23rd. this is "today in the bay." >>> always a feel good when it's friday. good morning. it's 4:31. good morning. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. can't get enough of friday. meteorologist christina loren, we saw the bay bridge looks nice out, clear conditions. >> feels so good out there. good morning to you, marla and jon. good morning to you at home. temperatures are down right comfortable. we lost a lot of that humidity. it feels re
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and . >> tonight firefighters are losing control of the rim fire burning near yosemite. just short time ago the fire grew by 10,000 aingeers. bringing the total to more than 63,000 acres burned. twice the size of san francisco. >> and the fire is just one percent contained tonight. national fire center says it's the fourth largest and fastest growing wildfire in the country. earlier today the governor declared state of emergency freeing up money and firefighters resource. >> fire also caused san francisco to declare a state of emergency because it gets both water and power from the reservoir there. water officials say it's infrastructure is damaged but water quality and supply at this moment are not affected. >> the fire is growing on 3 sides and moving both up and down the river canyon and toward the community of pine mountain lake. highway 120 in yosemite remains closed. more than 2500 structures are threatened and residents living in the fire path are getting ready to evacuate. >> just want to get our pet out and my computers and all my photo and box of clothes and that's about
KOFY
Aug 22, 2013 11:30pm PDT
television . >> tonight firefighters are losing control of the rim fire burning near yosemite. just short time ago the fire grew by 10,000 aingeers. bringing the total to more than 63,000 acres burned. twice the size of san francisco. >> and the fire is just one percent contained tonight. national fire center says it's the fourth largest and fastest growing wildfire in the country. earlier today the governor declared state of emergency freeing up money and firefighters resource. >> fire also caused san francisco to declare a state of emergency because it gets both water and power from the reservoir there. water officials say it's infrastructure is damaged but water quality and supply at this moment are not affected. >> the fire is growing on 3 sides and moving both up and down the river canyon and toward the community of pine mountain lake. highway 120 in yosemite remains closed. more than 2500 structures are threatened and residents living in the fire path are getting ready to evacuate. >> just want to get our pet out and my computers and all my photo and box of clothes and that's about
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
tellez. >>> the fire burning in yosemite, less than seven days this fire has grown to almost the size of san jose, as crews struggled to get ahold of these flames. nbc bay area's bob redell is in the newsroom with the latest on the rim fire. bob? >> reporter: good morning, jon, marla. the san francisco fire department is the latest bay area agency to be called upon to help put out what is turning out to be a very large, very serious event. this is a video just came in from the fire station located 19th and fulsom within the past hour or two. sfsd sent 22 firefighters and five engines east toward the sierra foothills where this morning, the so-called rim fire has now entered yosemite national park. remember, yosemite covers a lot of space it has not reached the valley floor where most of the tourists and lodging was located. it has crossed the park's western border around threatening the communities of pine mountain lake and grove land. now, here are the latest numbers from cal fire. this fire has now burned over 105,000 acres, which if you were to convert to square miles, about 164 sq
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
weapons attack in syria, but opposition forces claim they have proof. >>> the yosemite fire triples in size. one of america's most popular national parks is in threat. >>> san diego's mayor may step down tomorrow. >>> and a sinkhole drains water right out of the bayou. now a lawsuit is in the works. ♪ >>> more international outrage tonight over allegations of chemical weapons attack in syria. now it is willing reported that not only were runs killed but emergency responders who helped the victims died too. here is what we know right now. president obama has directed the u.s. intelligence community to quickly gather information about the alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.s. state department says syrian rebels do not have the means for chemical war fair. but the government is denying it used any toxic weapons. we want to warn you the video we are about to show you is graphic. we cannot independently verify that -- john what are you hearing from the un. >> we are hearing from officials all over the world today. but all of them keen to couch their words very carefully because as
WETA
Aug 22, 2013 6:30pm EDT
fight the worst fire season in years, as the flames close in on yosemite. >>> and telling her story. an nbc news exclusive, kidnapping survivor hannah anderson sets the record straight for the first time since her harrowing ordeal. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams". >>> good evening, i'm lester holt in for brian. they are horrifying images that will instinctively make you want to look away, yet they can't be ignored. in a long war that's brought death and misery to both sides, the video evidence of what may have happened inside syria, a mass chemical will weapons attack, has shocked the world. hundreds, many children, are dead. tonight the claims of a chemical attack have still not been verified. from the syrian regimes, denials, which the obama white house which for a year has called the chemical weapons use in syria a red line is now being cautious as it calls for an investigation. you're about to see what the rebels say is the evidence, some of it very graphic. our chief foreign co
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
out of control in ten western states including one threatening california's yosemite national park. ♪ >>> former egyptian president hosni mubarak's months in prison are over. just minutes ago, a helicopter flew him from cairo's prison and here is the report from cairo. >> released from the prison after hours of legal procedure, hosni mubarak is released. the destination is very short down the road, the medical facility. he will remain under house arrest under the terms of the state of emergency decree issued by the government. his ban on leaving the country has also been reimposed. meanwhile, the trial for deaths in 2011 resumes. >> the allegation is that he will be tried through n three different cases and that movement is not just a revolution but a military coup. >> those who opposed him for decades will also appear. charged with inciting the violence in recent months. they accuse the morsi government of not being aggressive enough in taking action against mubarak, saying he must take responsibility for the release of the men he replaced. a prison cell but the circumstances ha
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
yosemite, tripling in size. >> banks under new scrutiny after an intern works himself today, pulling grueling hours on the job. ♪ theme >> international outrage is growing this morning over an alleged chemical weapons attack by the syrian government. one of syria's closest allies, russia is now calling for the rashad regime to allow inspectors to investigate. hundreds of civil yeps died in the assault outside damascus. some doctors and nurses who treated the victims died from second rather exposure. the syrian government is denying the accusations. attention is drown to the syrian conflict and increasing human toll of approximate three year civil war. hundreds of thousands of syrians have fled the country in recent weeks, many now living in refugee camps in jordan. the u.n. announced more than 1 million children have been forced to flee the country. the situation seems urgent, but as we report, urgent action is not being taken. >> images of syrian civilians dead and wounded from alleged chemical attacks are bringing new calls for military intervention. in france, the foreign minist
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
>>> good morning. the wild fire near yosemite exploded overnight. the new numbers that showed the rim fire is nearing historic preportions. >>> we're live in marin city where authorities are looking for a man responsibility for a brazen shooting. >>> a frightening attack near a college campus in the south bay have students and people that live in the neighborhood on alert. we'll show you who police are looking for. >>> the threat to shut down the government. what issue is pushing 80 republican congress members to make the big threat. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. we're looking at a pretty picture of the bay bridge this morning. this is from the rooftop here at ktvu news. just five days away from that bridge shut down. we will tell you how you can avoid the expected traffic troubles spots coming up in our next hour. it is friday, august 23rd i'm pam cook. >> it is friday. good morning, i'm dave clark let's check weather and traffic. steve, are you expecting any weather problems? >> no it's kind of quiet here. we have a pre
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> thank you. >>> a new development from the growing wildfire near yosemite. for the first time, there are mandatory evacuations. the rim fire is only 1% contained. people in 1300 more homes and campsites just outside the park are now being evacuated. since the fire started on saturday, 63,000 acres have burned. kpix 5's cate caugiran has the latest on the fire danger. >> reporter: michelle, this fire is growing fast, actually faster than firefighters can put it out. and it's tripled in size. the rim fire is turning this area into an inferno. take a look. trees are exploding as flames, some 600 feet high, jump from treetop to treetop. and firefighters say steep hills and rugged terrain have been a major obstacle for them. so fire crews are taking this -- or turning this into an air war. several planes have been dropping flame retardant as ground crews try to divert fire away from homes. the major concern this morning is the wildfire's push towards the small community of pine mountain lake. for the first time an evacuation is in order for the hundreds of homes there and dozers ar
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
help as a while fire continues to rage near yosemite. thousands told to pack up and leave, including some bay area students. >>> plus, new video just in. dozen of protesters pulled from san francisco's city hall early this morning. >>> speaking of san francisco, here's one of its famous bridges. a live look outside at the bay bridge on this wednesday, august 21st. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. is it 4:30. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley is off today. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. highway 4 is back open after a car fire spread to nearby brush. crews shut down all eastbound lanes last night. fire quickly contained, the lanes were reopened early this morning. >>> firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire burning near yosemite. the rim fire has scorched more than 11,000 acres, threatening homes and camps in this area. highway 120, one of the imagine roads leading into yosemite, is still shut down today. the chronicle reporting 200 senior citizens had to be evacuated from the camp. the camp has been evacuated. people are saying they didn't have much time to get out. >>
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 1:05am PDT
yosemite remains closed. more than 2500 structures are threatened and residents living in the fire path are getting ready to evacuate. >> just want to get our pet out and my computers and all my photo and box of clothes and that's about it. >>reporter: right now firefighters are dealing with steep terrain and hot dry conditions on the fire lines. good evening. >> i'm carolyn johnson. sandhya is tracking the conditions rate now for us near yosemite. sandhya. >> let me show you live doppler 7 hd and talk about the conditions and humidity starting to creep up a little bit. as you look at live doppler 7 hd we have the fog near the coast and the current conditionse 69 near the fire line 69 degrees relative humidity at 38 percent gone upteen from the teens early today. wind out of the west north west at 7. not quite as breezy as it was early this evening. air quality warning h sued until noon friday and check out the satellite picture. this is taking you back in time. smokee evidence. it is traveled all the way up towards reno. you can see how large that plume is. we do expect the smoke qu sk
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
morning, everyone. >>> happening now, a wildfire on the outxoifrts yosemite has more than trip reallied in size with 2500 buildings now threatened by those flames. christie is smith is live in san leandro with more on what happened. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the rim fire has literally exploded overnight. i had to check the numbers twice to make sure they were accurate. it jumped by 38,000 acres this morning since the last count yesterday but bay area firefighters, they continue to answer the call. this morning, the al meet da county fire department sent another strike team, made up of 22 firefighters, there are actually now three strike teams, two local and one office of emergency services strike team from the bay area helping out now. more than 1300 firefighters, now just 2% contained that's down from 5% earlier. it is a massive, smoky fire that's spreading to the southeast edge of highway 120 near yosemite and grove land. suppression is expected to improve with the help of military-type aircraft. it's also much cooler now, but the fire jumped at containment lin
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
>>> developing news on that wildfire burning inside yosemite this morning. the burn area of the rim fire is growing and containment is shrinking. good morning, i'm eric thomas. >> i'm cheryl jennings. that fast-moving out of control wildfire that has burned into yosemite forest. the rim fire is 105,000 acres in size and is only 2% contained. >> more than 2,000 fire personnel are on the job. more bay area fire crews are headed that way in the next few hours to help in the firefight. it's all hands on deck. >> i heard it's burning in basically all directions, meaning 360 degrees. >> six engines will leave today, 22 firefighters volunteered for the assignment. >> each year they sign up and take the wild land training. we will be careful up there. >> the teams will be gone at least 5 to 10 days. this is what awaits them. a fastmoving fire in steep and rugged terrain. >> there are areas where crews can't even access because of the terra terrain. >> the fire is now burning inside the border of yosemite forest. the massive fire has forced hundreds to evacuate the area. leaving was voluntar
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am EDT
breaking overnight. >> whoa. >> yosemite on fire. our reporter, just outside the national park, there on the fireline. remarkable shots from the air. more than 19,000+v0y firefighten more than 10 states across the west, battling these flames right now. >>> i consider myself a survivor. my mom raisedq= me to be stron. >> also breaking, hannah anderson speaks out. the 16-year-old revealing for the first time what really happened when she was abducted. and theit' shocking allegation from her kidnapper's sister. >>> what do i need to do in order to not circumvent anything, follow the law. >> caught on tape. the rising political star, pressing police to let his niece out of jail. he says, he was just helping out a relative in trouble. the surprising reaction from the cops. was his call for freedom an abuse of power? ♪ i'm on top of the world >>> just plane crazy. look at this. yep. that's two 9-year-old girls standing on two planes, flying at 100 miles per hour, right into the record books. >>> and a very good morning to you, america. we do have some news out of egypt this morning. former
FOX
Aug 22, 2013 4:30pm PDT
minute." >>> now at 5:00 p.m. the rim fire near yosemite continues to explode in size. information on the homes threatened, the evacuations and the weather conditions. >> her husband is attacked with a pitch fork. >> he said he was going to kill him. >> the request of a neighbor sparked the attack. >> police armed from head to toe raided an apartment building, why they told the people to grab their things and clear out now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am frank somerville. >> i am heather holmes. governor jerry brown declared state of emergency in the fight against the rim fire. the fire exploded over night. tripling in size as firefighters lost containment. the wildfire has been burning since saturday. near yosemite national park. here is the latest. the fire 53,000 acres. and tonight it is only 2% contained. it is 3 miles east of groveland along highway 120. >> this is a satellite image taken today of the area and just to the left there on the upper part of the screen you can see all of the smoke blo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
you for joining us. >> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in size. it is on the edge of the park. the approaching fire covers 84 square miles and estimated to be just 2% contained. melissa chan is there. >> what's called the rim fire tripled in size in less than 24 hours, licking closing to the incident command center in the mountains, the base for firefighters and other teams. >> it's not burning into the park yet, but it is moving to the east toward the park. yosemite is an iconic park. the fire team here is doing their utmost to keep it out of the park. >> for now, yosemite remains open, but only a small part of the fire has been contained. >> the fire jumped the highway. this is a remote and mountainous part of california and one of many wildfires happening across the united states simultaneously. >> the government announced a p.l. five situation, preparedness level high, something not seen since 2008. it means resources are stretched. teams move from fire to fire. many firefighters are working 24 hour shifts. despite the size of this fire, ther
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
fires near yosemite triple in size. >>> at least 18 women have said this man sexually harassed them. is today's san diego mayor filner's last day in office or is there an allred in the ointment. >>> the billion dollar batman franchise has a new caped crusader. wait until you find out who will play bruce wayne. >>> plus george zimmerman reportedly visits a gun manufacturer. >>> katy perry does something she's never done before. and jimmy buffett caught himself a new friend. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, august 23rd. >> good morning. i'm paige hopkins. while many of us are preparing for the weekend, firefighters in northern california are battling a rapidly growing wildfire near yosemite national park. it's called the rim fire and it grew exponentially overnight now covering about 54,000 acres up from 16,000. and just 24 hours earlier, highway 120 year yosemite was shut down but the park itself remains open and mostly smoke-free. on thursday, governor jerry brown issued a state of emergency and that declaration frees up money and resou
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
>>> it is out of control. a wildfire burning near yosemite forces more people out of their homes as more bay area crews head in to help. we have new numbers from overnight. >>> my mom raised me to be strong. >> just weeks after her disappearance sparks an amber alert across six states, hannah anderson is speaking out in an nbc exclusive. we'll let you know why she now doesn't consider herself a victim. >>> a late night house fire leads to an unexpected discovery at the bay area. what firefighters found that could have the people who live here facing some serious charges. >>> right now let's take it live outside for a look spanning over the city by the bay. that is a beautiful looking san francisco illuminated in this early morning dawn on this thursday, august 22nd. this is "today in the bay." >>> it is 4:31. good morning everybody. always happy to have you along for the right. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. hope you had a good time off. >> always good. >> good to have you back. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >>
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
emergency the situation of the rim fire near yosemite that allows for crews to help the u.s. forest service fight the massive fire and also freeze up money. san francisco leaders have declared a state of emergency and are sending their own resources, as well. the latest, the fire trip today, more than 63,000 acres burned so far and containment stands at just 1% tonight, down from earlier today. for the first time in it's 32-year history, the popular bluegrass festival has been cancelled. we turn things to richard in sacramento and joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: yeah, and this fire is the biggest in the state so far this year. more than double the size of any other fire that's happened in california so far this year. highway 120 in yosemite, many coming to this bored to check the progress of the fire to see if it's getting closer to their homes. into the night, the fire continues to consume hundreds of acres of land so firefighters are trying to steer the fire away from home. >> this is a backfiring operation. they have to do them at night because of erratic weather patt
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
if the mayor had come with us. >>> a huge sierra wildfire outside of yosemite. it's getting bigger by the hour. it's more than doubled in size. it's burning east of groveland and highway 120 has within -- has been shut down. that's the main route connecting the bay area to yosemite. look at this dramatic video. the forest service says the fire has burned more than 15 square miles. it's 0% contained. it's threatening 25 homes. tara moriarty has new information and new video and tara will bring us the update at 7:30. our ktvu news website has a slide show of this big fire near yosemite. check it out. go to ktvu.com. >>> there is still a big fire danger here at home. firefighters across the bay area remain on high alert this morning. ktvu's katie utehs joins us live from contra costa county where the threat of lightning is still creating a dangerous situation. good morning, katie. >> reporter: good morning. we've been battling the wind here. it's whipping my hair around. there's also high fire danger because of the dry hills behind me, they are just golden and hills are particularly d
FOX
Aug 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the bay area to yosemite. good evening everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. a wildfire burning east of groveland has closed east 20 the main road to yosemite park. we get the latest from ken wayne. he's live near the front lines in the stanislaus national forest where fire crews have their hands full tonight, ken. >> reporter: frank and julie, we have a front row seat to the power and devastation of this fire. that is still burning out of control just outside of yosemite national park: you look over my shoulder, the flames are burning about a half mile to 3/4 mile away from us. fires generally lay down at night and that has been happening here but every once in a while we'll see what is called torching where individual pine trees or groups of trees will suddenly burst into flames and believe it or not in the middle of all that flame, the orange area that you see on the side of that mountain lies highway 120 and that road of course is closed. we want to show you some pictures from earlier this evening. these photos were shot about an hour ago so the intensity of
FOX
Aug 21, 2013 10:00pm PDT
>>> new developments tonight as the forest fire near yosemite prompts evacuations. >> it looks like a massive cloud, but it is actually a cloud of smoke, thousands of miles just west of yosemite national park. we get the latest from ken wayne. he's been on the frontlines for two days now, and joins us from the command center along highway 120, which is still closed tonight between groveland and yosemite. >> reporter: there are now 1,080 firefighters from as far away as san diego and bend, oregon, working this fire. the day side crews are getting a meal. night side crews are out there on the fire lines, hoping to contain this fire, which is now just 5% contained. meantime, about 8 miles away, an advisory evacuation is underway in pine mountain lake. sheriffs deputies are going door-to-door, telling residents they should leave their homes, because the fire is getting dangerously close. deputies get their name so they'll know who to look for if the fire moves in. the fire's movement today proved to be very unpredictable. there were some tense moments at the fire command post, as heavy
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